Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson appears poised to become the first Black woman and the first former public defender on the Supreme Court, having weathered attacks from Republicans with little support from Democrats during the third leg of her confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Democracy Now! with legal analysts Imani Gandy and Dahlia Lithwick. Republican senators’ behavior was “shocking” in how they embraced and perpetuated misinformation, says Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and senior legal correspondent for Slate. Gandy, the senior editor of law and policy for Rewire News Group, says Republican attacks consisted of “white men trying to flex their power over a Black woman, knowing that she could not respond in the way that, for example, Brett Kavanaugh responded in his hearings.”
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